10C10.10 - Ornithopter
Wind the rubber band of the Ornithopter up to 50 turns. Then press the lever on the side of the Ornithopter body to start the wings in motion and launch the bird. If the tail is positioned correctly is should go up and circle and come back to you.
To fly the Air Hog Model in Lecture Room 1, 40 pumps of the air pump should be sufficient.
- Michael D. Mihail, Thomas F. George, and Bernard J. Feldman, "The Physics of Bird Flight: An Experiment", TPT, Vol. 46, # 3, March 2008, p. 155.
- Bernard J. Feldman, Thomas F. George, Charles A. Long, Claudine F. Long, Guoping Zhang, "Origin of Bird Flight: A Physics Viewpoint", TPT, Vol. 44, # 6, p. 351, Sept. 2006.
- Stephen G. Benka, "Morphing Wings Help Birds Control Gliding", Physics Today, June 2007, p. 28
- George M. Hopkins, "Gases", Experimental Science, p. 111.
- Rebecca Boyle, "The Quest for Human-Powered Flight", Popular Science, Oct. 2012, p. 63.
- H. Richard Crane, "A Plywood Goose That Seems To Fly", How Thing Work ( 1983 - 1995 ), p. 39.
- Julie Beck, "Flapper Fashion", "Mega Pixels: The Must-See Photos of the Month", Popular Science, p.14-15, Jan 2011.
- Ed Sobey, Woody Sobey, "Air Hog", The Way Toys Work, p. 4.
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